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New Orleans, Hurricanes and Poets - Update - Karen, see #435

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doreen_peri
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275 posted 08-31-2005 12:32 PM       Edit/Delete Message     View IP for doreen_peri

I forgot to include my email address, Karen.
dp@studioeight.tv

Hope to hear from you.

(To all my other friends on this site, feel free to add my email address to your contact list if you'd like to stay in contact with me.)

This thread reflects the beauty of human compassion and esprit de corps. (Betchya didn't know I knew how to speak French so eloquently! )
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276 posted 08-31-2005 01:13 PM       Edit/Delete Message     View IP for twist

Important for Karen!

We need a land-based phone # from you if at all possible...

if you don't want to post it on the boards, please email me

twisted047@bellsouth.net

No time to really go thru all these posts, but thanks again to everyone..

~twist
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Twist?...

Just
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278 posted 08-31-2005 01:28 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Yes....thank you to Sunshine for pulling the family together here.   ....jo
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279 posted 08-31-2005 02:18 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

does anyone know where Enchantress lives, as I haven't seen her in here lately?
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280 posted 08-31-2005 02:23 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

twist?

I got through Royce's cell earlier, but no answer.

We are fixing to move to a camp not far from here (a house type camp) which was generously offered to us free of charge.

I'm worried now, and we couldn't get through to the apartment either.

Please check your e mail as soon as possible.

I'm worried.

(and oh, Shane is on his way here as I type)
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281 posted 08-31-2005 02:29 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Is there a land phone anywhere Karen?  I sure wish I could hear your voice lady?  When you get to your destination, you will be needing things.  I try that cell non-stop it's so frustrating. Anything you need you guys,just please put it here, and a place it can be sent to, okay?   My heart is with you all, and I mean that.
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282 posted 08-31-2005 02:33 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Shar? I'll try again to call you before I leave from here, right now I don't want to tie up their phone.

I miss everybody, and since the place I'm going is nearby, I've been told by my host I can pop back in periodically and give you all updates, but the place IS a camp, so there is no land based phone there.

Keep trying G's cell number, k?

Love you lady.

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Hugging you, Karen...

and?...

Now I'm worried too...

I hope all is okay...
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284 posted 08-31-2005 02:37 PM       Edit/Delete Message     View IP for twist

everybody's okay, k..

and?

you've got mail..

also?

tried the number you gave me but 'all circuits' are busy..  will have to try later..  

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285 posted 08-31-2005 02:39 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Karen....you stay in touch, okay....my thoughts remain with you.   ....jo
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286 posted 08-31-2005 02:43 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

thanks twist, and you have more mail.

Now you can tell Royce "toldja so".

We're not doing this for publicity, my sweet brother, we did it because it works!

Thanks to Ron, the owner of this site--and I don't wanna scare ya Ronnie Baby, but I think you have just been adopted by my family.



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287 posted 08-31-2005 02:46 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I will keep trying you bet.  I never realized how attached we are at the heart until something like this happens.  Goddess be with you sweetie.  George I am SO proud of for stepping up to the plate for his family and you tell that George, "this dyke" is going to squeeze him big time for this, and sooner than he thinks     You are sure stronger than me that's for dang sure!

Love YOU all big time!  I think you know I will send anything you need right, that goes unsaid?

Redial, redail...
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288 posted 08-31-2005 02:49 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

My apologies for not addressing everybody, but thanks for being so patient and gracious to me and my family.



I'll be popping in...
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Wishing I could do more ... but please know that prayers are circling all~
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290 posted 08-31-2005 02:56 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Yes Karen...no matter what you need...we shall find a way. Hugging you.

To LeeJ .... my sister Enchantress is in Ontario Canada ... the same as me. She's fine....just on vacation. Thanks for being concerned though.
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Just because I needed something like this and maybe you do to:
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20050831/lf_afp/usweatherfood_050831004814

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292 posted 08-31-2005 03:13 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

While I'm here, I wanted to add that for those who sent e mails, if I haven't answered, I am not sure if it's me, the pc, or yahoo, but while I am receiving them, it's excruciatingly slow to open them, much less reply, but at least it's working now.

And thank you again so much. As soon as I get home and back in business I am going to be writing a BUNCH of ya'll!

and doreen? damn I miss ya lady

(smooches to all)
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That article about the people eating in the restaurant is sad in view of the fact that hundreds of people just walked into town from the projects. They are hungry, hot and just want to know where to go for help. No one has an answer for them. More and more keep coming to the bridge and are sitting there just praying for help. They are saying there are others still in the apartments who are ill or old and can't get out. All are hot and hungry and thirsty. martyjo
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KOA Campgrounds have what they call Kabins, Kottages, lodges, etc. in all the states that have suffered from this hurricane, and also all the surrounding states.  Here is a link to that site.  It could be an alternative life style for those needing shelter temporarily too maybe, as there are working facilities there?  Just a thought.
Texas:http://www.koakampgrounds.com/where/tx/index.htm
Arkansas: http://www.koakampgrounds.com/where/ar/index.htm
Florida: http://www.koakampgrounds.com/where/fl/index.htm

So very sad, there is a fire now in the French Quarter at Footlocker, two doors down from the Renaissance Hotel on Bourbon and Canal.  I sure hope it is contained, there is so much history along there.
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295 posted 08-31-2005 04:22 PM       View Profile for brian sites   Email brian sites   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian sites

campground is good
take stock

anything you guys need?
when you get the address of it
please post that
hmm....I hope it would have a mail capability

take care of you and yours K

as for all the cellphoning
what I hear about it is all the cell towers down
with so many people using fewer towers
its like standing in line I guess

hug
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Sadly, it most likely will not be contained.  Watching Foxnews these past few days, I've seen many building on fire, from a marina, houses, businesses, and warehouses.  Add to that the looters destroying businesses, and not just for food.  Though I abhor theft, food and water are necessities and I can understand the reasoning.  People stealing weapons and ammo from sporting goods, high dollar gym shoes, clothing, and in a place with no power grid at all, televisions, vcrs, dvd players, dish systems, computers, phones, and media (vcr and dvd).  Some even tried to break open slot machines from destroyed casinos.  Part of me wonders about some who chose to stay behind, thinking they stayed for a shopping spree.

I mourn for New Orleans.  Flooded, trashed, diseased, and I am very reminded of tsunami disasters in Polynesia, Malaysia, India and Thailand.  Southern Louisiana has been knocked about 120 years back in time.  Only then they didn't have to worry about oil, gasoline, other auto fluids, chemicals and industrial waste now creating rainbow slicks on the festering water.  With all the extensive damage, from fire, flood, wind, disease and people, New Orleans might be well served by doing what they've done in the past.  Wipe the slate and start from scratch, from the ground up.
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297 posted 08-31-2005 04:38 PM       View Profile for brian sites   Email brian sites   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian sites

it may very well have to ALicat

all those old historic buildings will be condemned after this...IF they are still there...New Orleans will be a different place

and like any chaos...the best of people...and the worst of people will come out

but it is after all about people...not buildings or things..they will rebuild

and maybe something better will come out of all this years down the road

hope

and it also occured to me today
I couldnt thing of ANYTHING
that is..in the broad scheme of things
as devastating to this country
than Katrina...
not 9/11..not pearl harbor..not any other natural or unnatural disaster we have ever had....since the Civil War

it just feels like...this storm...
changed things
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I agree, Bri...

I was just sitting here thinking about that very same thing...

9/11 was awful... no doubt about it...

but the magnitude of the current situation?...
is just unfathomable... surreal...

And as you said...

It's about the people... the buildings can be replaced... the lives cannot... and the numbers are just heartbreaking...

My heart goes out to ALL concerned...

and I'm just so very grateful that those we know and love are safe and well...
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299 posted 08-31-2005 04:58 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

OMG. Karen, it is simply a blessing that you and yours left when you did.
The longer that I watch CNN, the ache in my heart and the stinging in my eyes worsens. Such a horrifying, drop-to-your knees disaster. Prayers continue. Do keep in touch please.
 
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